Confessions of a Former HamburgerJunkie











{May 26, 2007}   Birth

I will open this by saying that Mya and Avery Brooks were born to Butterfly and her husband on the 18th of May. (Butterfly is one of my oldest and closest friends as well as one of the original hardcore Vamps Prods., members)

And moving into the food segment ….MeatlessLoaf. I have come across a few recipes for Meatless meatloaf, but have yet to make it work. It comes out just crumbly, just won’t stick together. Meatloaf is one of the only things I truely miss about becoming veggy. I looked in veggy cookbooks, on the net and the food network, but none of the recipes have managed to stay in a well loaf form once I cut into it. Just falls apart.

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{February 8, 2007}   Meat Sauce

hamburger
1 onion chopped
1 can tomatoes (diced or stewed) OR 3 fresh chopped
pinch salt
pepper
1 clove garlic
oregano
parsley
marjoram
basil
1 c shredded cheese
1/2 can tomatoe soup
cook on low heat for half hour after meat has browned



{January 27, 2007}   Hashbrown Casserole

1 package of diced hashbrowns
1 c butter
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 c chopped onion
salt
pepper
1 c shredded cheese
Bake at 350 degrees for 35minutes



{January 27, 2007}   Fell off Turnip Truck

Well, I guess it was bound to happen. I had a burger after 4 years of no meat in my diet, I had a burger. I am feeling just “heavy” from it too. Like it took more energy from me then anything else.



{December 17, 2006}   Coffee Recall

Starbucks has up on their website a recall for an entire line of coffee brewers. Go to Starbucks.com to see if you might have one of the “bad brewers”.



{December 11, 2006}   Wellness Tea

There is a very thin line sometimes between “recipes” and “spells”.
I just got this today from my DAILY OM and thought it seemed familiar. I then went searching through my spellcasting books and cookbooks. I found it in one of the wicca books and one of my cookbooks.

*slice 3 lemons
*grate fresh ginger, about one teaspoon
* take once clove of garlic minced
*and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
boil in 5 cups of fresh water then strain adding honey to taste
Drinking this 3 times a day is said to help keep a cold/flu from hitting you.



{December 5, 2006}   Just Call Me Jughead.

The Archies comics always have the character of Jughead eating. And eating hamburgers most of the time. And that I did. Morning, Noon and Night. I would make myself two hamburgers with lettuce, extra cheese, onions, mustard, ketchup, pickles, and potatochips. I had times when I ate them more then once a day, and always two, sometimes three at a time. There was always a frypan sitting on the back burner of the stove with melted cheese and bits of onion in it and a spatula sitting beside it. When it came to making hamburgers, no one, and I mean no one on our block could do better. When one of my friends was pregnant 12 years ago with her daughter it was my hamburgers that she craved the entire time. To the point one night around 11pm she called me saying she was coming over with the ingredents for burgers cause she didnt just want drivethru or anyone else to make her “just a burger”. I ended up becoming a 300pound woman with bad skin in part to my love of hamburgers and anything made with hamburger. 4 years ago I gave them up. I went vegetarian. I still crave burgers but not to the extent I used to. I am thinking it must be the same of an addiction, you never really stop wanting what you are addicted to. I do enjoy trying to find a decent veggy burger, but it will never be the same. But at lest now I am a much happier, healthier, trimmer woman at a nice 138pounds with much much better skin too!



{December 5, 2006}   Flaky-Flops

My first attempt to make a pie failed. I had a container of grapefruit and orange slices that I needed to finish up so I thought fruit pie.
The crust was good then again it was storebought so it should have been. I followed the recipe for peach pie in one of my cookbooks subsituting the peaches for the citrus slices.

Preheat oven to 400’c, bake shell for 10 mintues, mix fruit with vanilla, sugar, cornstarch. Fill shell cook for 15minutes

I just didnt put enough sugar in it so it came out bitter. Otherwise, I made my first pie today.



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